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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

a. (context free software movement English) With very few limitations on distribution or improvement; including source code.

Libre (Marc Anthony album)

Libre (Free) is a 2001 salsa album by Marc Anthony. It was nominated for the 2002 Latin Grammy Award for Best Salsa Album and was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Salsa Album. This album became his third chart-topper in the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, spending 14 weeks at number-one.

Libre (Sébastien Izambard album)

Libre (Free) was the first album recorded by pop singer and present member of the quartet Il Divo, Sébastien Izambard. It was released on October 13, 2000. The album contains eleven pop songs in French.

Libre (Jennifer Peña album)

Libre is a 2002 Grammy Award-nominated album released by Univision Music Group by Latin singer Jennifer Peña. Released on June 11, 2002, Libre debuted on Billboard Top Latin Albums Chart at #2 with a 17 track listing of which spawned several top ten hits including "Vamos al Mundial", which was selected by the U.S Hispanic network Univision as the official song of the 2002 World Cup Soccer tournament. Libre also includes the #1 Hot Latin Track "El Dolor De Tu Presencia" which spent 8 weeks atop of the charts in the summer of 2002 along with " Entre el Delerio Y la Locura". Recorderd in Miami, Florida it was executive produced by Jose Behar and included production by Rudy Perez, Kike Santander and Gustavo Santander. Libre was a crossover album for Peña, who has spent the first phase of her career recording Tejano music. Libre re-introduced Jennifer has a pop singer with ballads, dance songs that were far more mainstream than anything she had recorded before. Libre became one of the most successful Latin albums of 2002 selling over 500,000 units certified multi-platinum by the RIAA.

Libre (Alejandra Guzmán album)

Libre is the fifth album by Mexican iconic Rock singer Alejandra Guzmán. It was released in 1993.

"Te Esperaba" is the song Guzmán dedicated to her daughter, It talks about her being pregnant with Frida.


Libre is an adjective meaning "free, at liberty". It may also refer to:

Libre (song)

"Libre" ("Free") is a song by José Luis Armenteros and Pablo Herrero, first performed and made popular by Spanish pop star Nino Bravo on his 1972 album of the same name. The song's lyrics tell of a young man who is "tired of dreaming" and yearns to fly "free like a bird that escaped its prison." Though he's not mentioned in it by name, the song was reportedly inspired by the death of Peter Fechter while trying to cross the Berlin Wall in 1962.

A hit in Spain, the song also became popular in much of Spanish-speaking Latin America, where it took on political overtones. Banned in Cuba, in Chile it was adopted as an unofficial anti-communist anthem and became popular among supporters of the military junta. In her study Sounds of Memory: Music and Political Captivity in Pinochet’s Chile (1973-1990) music historian Katia Chornik of the University of Manchester claims the song was played during interrogations of prisoners at the time of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship.

Libre (word)

Libre is a loan word in English, borrowed from French and Spanish, used to describe something as being "free", in the sense of "having freedom" or " liberty". It is used in English is to distinguish the two meanings of free: free as in freedom (libre) from free as in free of charge (gratis). Another sample is common: Free as "Free Speech", not as "Free Drink"!

Historically the word has been borrowed from Romance languages, usually to refer to free will or freedom of expression in some aspect of the lending culture (e.g. vers libre in French poetry, or the Spanish term Lucha libre, a style of wrestling).

In the 1990s, libre was proposed as an alternative term for free software which avoided the ambiguity in the word "free" in English. The word gained some acceptance in the software community, though the terms "free software" and "open source software" remain dominant. "Free" and "open" have both been rigorously defined in the free software and the open source definitions which have formed the basis of similar definitions in the realms of education, knowledge and culture.

The word "libre" is now used in discourses requiring an unambiguous adjective meaning "free as in freedom", often concerning one or more of the following: open source or open source software, free software, the free software movement or the free culture movement, open and libre knowledge.

In these contexts, "libre" encompasses the four essential freedoms defined in the free software definition, and is used to describe works which may be used, modified, copied and shared without permission from the copyright holder.

Public copyright licenses that grant these freedoms (libre licences) typically require attribution for contributors and may include copyleft terms that ensure these essential freedoms remain in future derivative works. Works that are in the public domain are also considered libre.

The word "libre" has also been recommended as an alternative for "open" when the core freedoms apply.

Examples of terms that use "libre" in this way include libre software, FLOSS ( free/libre and open source software), libre knowledge, libre resources and libre works.

The antonym "non-libre" (or proprietary) is used to describe works released under licences which deny users one or more of the essential freedoms. For example, licences that forbid commercial use or derivative works are non-libre, as are works restricted by patents or trademarks.

Usage examples of "libre".

Barelegged, a red blanket fastened about his throat with a big brass safety pin, a thermometer in one hand and a medicine bottle in the other, he tottered, crazily and weakly between Loge and Barnstable, chanting a vers libre poem in a shrill, insane voice.

Sixte fut libre, ils partirent en voiture pour Ourteau ou ils arriverent a la nuit tombante.

What Gertrude Stein has done for prose, what the wilder vers libre bards are doing for poetry, what cubists and futurists are doing for painting and sculpture, that Voke Easeley is doing for vocal music.

If we do not change by either adopting an assimilationist program or insisting on metered and legal immigration, or both, we shall soon see a culture in southern and central California that really is a hybrid civilization, a zona libre not unlike what already exists in parts of inner Los Angeles and many rural California towns such as Orange Cove, Mendota, Malaga and Parlier.

Leur cavalerie se porta immediatement en avant pour explorer les passages et reconnaitre ceux qui pourraient etre libres.

Born Rosalinda Banks, of the Chilicothe, Ohio, Bankses, with no assets beyond a lovely face, a superb figure and a mild talent for vers libre, she had come to Greenwich Village to seek her fortune and had found it first crack out of the box.

Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Leonard, Elmore, 1925 Cuba libre I Elmore Leonard.

Conan no sabía si se trataba de brujería o de magia o de la oculta influencia de las enormes alas verdes, pero su camino estaba libre de obstáculos.

He thought of his recent Ode to Antares, which, unlike his earlier productions, was written in vers libre and had a strong modernistic irony mingled with its planturous lyricism.

You are at liberty to write any form, or any kind of vers libre, that you choose.

It didn't last long, because she gave me the heave-ho and got betrothed to a fellow called Gorringe who wrote vers libre, but while it lasted I felt like one of those Ethiopian slaves Cleopatra used to push around, and I chafed more than somewhat.

It was only a bit of vers libre, that pitiful compromise of the poet who overleaps prose yet falls short of the divine melody of numbers.